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at national. 40, yes 48 in cumberland. 57 in winchester and hagerstown and 69 in southern maryland. locally we have 60s. mid-50s in montgomery county from gaithersburg to laytonsville to 62 in columbia. a great day. sunshine. still very comfortable. highs around 80. >>> good morning. happy thursday, everybody. i wish we had better news for folks in maryland. right now an accident at cherry hill road. between park drive. actually we are seeing live pictures that sky 9 is carrying, i believe that's one of the cars involved in the accident. this is cherry hill road. it was blocking all lanes for most of the morning and it is still blocked in college park. -- we are zooming in on the accident zone so avoid the area if you can right now. we have another crash to report on the inner loop at pennsylvania avenue. that's another one to look out for in maryland as well this morning. taking a live picture on 270. right now southbound as we move to our live camera, right now no big problems reported from father hurley to the split. a little volume between germantown and i-370. good morning, virginia. hope
>>> breaking news from potomac, maryland. a faulty 96-inch water main at tuckerman lane and gainsboro road has forced wssc to impose mandatory water reductions -- restrictions. bruce leshan is in potomac with more information. what can you tell us? >> big hassle for the 1.8 million people who are served by the wssc, but the wssc is calling this is a huge success for new technology that they have been installing in the water pipes in the big water lines that run all over the two counties, montgomery and prince georges. you can see the folks behind us. those folks are checking now, just to try to figure out if they have the exact right location pin pointed. but what they heard last night was from this acoustic -- acoustic wire that is running through the pipes is seven pings, pop, pop, pop. and those pings are indications that the wire inside of the pipe, the concrete pipe through which the water travels, that the wires had broken. and once you start having that going on, there's a fear that the tube could actually break and then you could have a big problem like we had on
coast are in maryland today looking for new homes. oil disaster left people in the region without work. they have been forced to give up their pets. local animal shelters are at five times capacity. among the animals include three dogs dropped off at louisiana shelter by out of work fisherman. >> they are unseen victims of something like this. people can't care for them anymore. >> if you are interested in adopting any of the dogs they are going to three shelters in the region. >>> baltimore county agencies are getting ready for hurricane season now. today emergency managers took part in a multiagency response exercise to show hypothetical category two hurricane. in the past two years the county executive says the county responded quick all to the incidents from mother nature. that is no accident. >>> now at today's events smith presented executive citation to walmart for their partnership during the major watermain break in owens mills area. they donated 47,000 gallons of water to people during that incident. >>> weather wise today all quiet in maryland. different story in south texas
, i think we are having an earthquake. >> a rude awakening for much of maryland as an earthquake rocked montgomery county. good afternoon, everyone, i'm mindy basara. the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was centered in the rock bill. yeah. reports that it was felt far north. kim, it was not exactly the big one but caught a lot off guard. >> it certainly did. the good news is there are no reports of major damage or injuries and in case you slept through it, it hit at 5:00 all for this morning what people -- people were still in bed are getting ready for work. the national earthquake information center says this was the strongest earthquake to hit the washington, d.c., area since they began taking record in 1974. early commuters certainly felt it. >> i was in the subway and i felt a rumbling overhead and i was thinking, ok, the trains cannot run overhead but they run on a platform where i was standing. i was kind of puzzled. but i did not think it was an earthquake. >> our phones lit up seconds after the quake and 11 news viewers all over central maryland shared experiences on wbaltv.com
to politicians in the state of maryland to come here? >> this is a huge deal. it, frankly, should be a holiday. because everybody is down here. >> crabs or clams? what are you looking for? >> i'm looking for crabs. >> reporter: governor o'malley, in a tight race for re- election, finds himself in a mob of supportirs. >> cominger-- supporters. >> coming here is one of the rites of summer. it's great to be able to be here with the lieutenant governor and so many friends. and we're excited about this campaign. >> reporter: one of the most interesting things about this event is how the crowds break into groups of caucuses. you have the o'malley group there. and back here, the front runner in the republican governor's race, bob ehrlich. >> most people have no question that you're going to win the eastern shore. but the question on whether or not you can actually get these people motivated to turn out to vote. what do you have to do? >> our folks are really motivated. they've dealt with four years of martin o'malley. martin o'malley is not what they want, on the shores, particularly. >> reporter: go
if there was a return date on the airline ticket mary purchased for a trip from florida to maryland. they also want to know about any aberration on the number of calls she made to the family home and wanted to know what degree ronald kuntz had in psychology. twice, and jurors in the mary kuntz murder trial in sent questions to the judge. the 60-year-old woman is charged with the june 2009 murder of her estranged husband and the attempted murder of the couple's daughter, kelsey. 66-year-old ronald kuntz was shut -- was shot multiple times at his home. jurors asked for detailed definition of what they call conscious intent. the judge said out of an abundance of caution he gave them the definition of proof of intent. -jurors ask who pays for her psychiatric care if she goes to a mental institution. >> the defense objected to the proof of intent instruction by the judge, saying it was not clear exactly where the jury was in its deliberations. barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police have identified a man whose body was found outside of northwest baltimore home. a concerned resident called police after f
of the live rain is still in the great state of maryland. a few sprinkles coming along interstate 270 down through frederick, maryland, into upper montgomery county. some showers in howard county, maryland, drifting southbound into northern prince george's and northern anne arundel. plenty of clouds left. a few light rain showers. certainly, not more than about .10 of an inch of rain at the most. with the afternoon clearing, warm today. a little break or two of sunshine. temperatures will quickly climb into the mid and upper 80s. out west towards the blue ridge, because they will get the sunshine first. >> thank you, chuck. montgomery county police are investigating after a man was shot and killed near wheaton high school. police say they found the 27-year-old man on randolph rode around 1:00 a.m. when they responded to the area for a call of shots fired. the man was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and died at the scene. around an hour later, police say another 27-year-old man walked into a nearby police station and turned himself in. >>> he related that he was involved and respo
exit. in to maryland we go. actually 270 southbound. we will take it. 121 to the beltway moving at speed and 495 between 95 and 270, pretty sweet. no incidents or accidents to report at this time or any major delays. andrea, back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we bring you some of the stories happening in your world today. all eyes will be on the atlantic and tropical storm bonnie. the path takes it over the florida keys by tonight. after that the storm will head to the gulf of mexico. it could make land fall by monday. >>> congress has until today to reject the district's legalization of medical marijuana. so far, no action is expected. even if it is allowed the rules and dispensaries could be months away. >>> the army 0 chief of staff holds a retire ceremony for general mcchrystal. he lost his job last month over comments he made at a magazine interview. he will still retire as a four star general. >>> also today metro riders are getting new promises about those hefty escalators. kristin fisher is live at the dupont circle station with more. >> metro is saying the chaos w
economy. he is back in maryland after spending much of the weekend at the annual national governors' association meeting in washington. there he said that without more federal assistance, the danger of a double recession is greater. back in february, he was one of the 47 governors to send a letter to congress requesting that states get more money for medicaid. >>> in the consumer alert, chrysler and ford recalled thousands of vehicles. chrysler is pulling more than 20,000 dodge and jeep vehicles off its slots reportedly because of defective brake tubes. certain jeep libertys and wranglers and dodge rams could have a defect that could cause the vehicle to lose brake fluid ford is recalling more than 30,000 the dance to replace pains -- more than 30,000 vans to replace pins. >>> changes could be on the way for the u.s. postal service. the postal commission will need to consider cutting back the delivery weakened raising prices for some services. instead of delivering the mail six days a week, it could cut back to 5 the starting in the fall. the post office estimates that the change co
>>> it's almost here a. >>> now toofox 45 earll edition. maryland. the damage you're waking up to today. >>> she will train. childrrn. what is behind a spike in melanoma in kids. >>> they train and exercise, but is it a sport? the judge's ruling has put the future of cheerleading up for debate. >>> good morning. it's monday july 26th. it was rainy stormy day yesterday. will we get more of that today? we will find out. good morning i'm patrice harris. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig. will we hii another record today. >>> yesterday hit the record of any record for any monthh it's 105 and we have already had 7 this year. we have had our shares. >> we had the thunderstorms and the ossible tornadic activity. we are looking forward to a much better week. 76 is the temperature inú baltimore and 77 in washington d.c. and in hagerstown 59 degrees. the dew pointssare going to be lower so that will make it more comfortable. most of the thunderrtorms well to the south now out of our way as the forgotten tal!! frontal moves welllin
with traffic. >> justin, in baltimore city, fire crews are on the scene at west 25th street and maryland avenue. also police activity at washington boulevard. all of the big roadways are looking good. no crashes at this time. we have building volume. we'll check the travel times in just a few minutes. >>> a little fun on a roller coaster in ocean city turned into an unexpected trip for three people. linda, what happened? >> reporter: megan, police say the three who were hurt were all kids between the ages of 10 and 15. they were riding the tidal wave roller coaster when it malfunctioned. the children were take ton area hospitals for treatment. police say about 15 people were on the looping roller coaster when it malfunctioned. the park stayed open but the area around the ride was temporarily evacuated as inspectors tried to figure out what caused the accident. the ride did not reopen last night. no word on whether it will remain closed throughout the weekend. linda so, abc 2 news. >>> and the baltimore city police department is looking for a few good men and women. mayor stephanie rawlings-bl
about whether the chairman of the republican party and former maryland lieutenant governor michael steele can effectively lead the gop. several top republicans condemn the remarks that afghanistan "was a war of obama's choosing." here's abc2 news's jeremy hubbard. >> reporter: michael steele is trying to save his job but his own party members are talking. >> dismayed, angry, upset. >> i think the statements are wildly inaccurate. it's unacceptable. >> reporter: at a connecticut fundraiser steele spoke against the republican position on the war in afghanistan. >> this is a war of obama's choosing. this is not -- a war that - >> reporter: it's not his first mistake. he was quoted as saying abortion is a woman as individual choice while the party takes a pro-life position and also had to explain entertainment expenses of young republicans at a topless bar then there was the ins sult of the republican icon rush limbaugh. >> yes, it's ugly. >> reporter: republicans have had enough. >> mr. steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the republican party. >> reporte
for that update. >>> a traffic alert for anyone on the roads. the maryland lap. agencies promise that there is zero tolerance for drunk drivers. y that setting up dui checkpoints and concentrating officers in areas known with to have a high number of driving accidents or arrests. >>> perfect weather to go into that 4th of july weekend. it can't last, no summer is coming back and that looks like it's in time for the 4th of july. what are we talking here, gary? >> reporter: i have good news and bad news. the good news is this forecast hasn't changed the last few days. as you said, we're going to be very, very hot and that is in some sense the bad news. more good news, we're not going to be that humid and that is in the mid-90s and instead of around 100 degrees or 102 or 103 and that is not going to be miserable and that is going to be hot july 4th and all weekend, too. here's our current temperatures, 81 degrees in the city. as you fly back to the west, there is warm stuff and there is -- that is not real, real hot yet. over the next few days, we'll build the heat and again, this 4
during the afternoon this afternoon. but once we get into maryland, ane rain chances are slim. the biggest rains are up in the great lakes this morning, just like they were yesterday morning, and that's where most of the storm activity will take place during the day today. so that's enough of the radar. less its look at the nubbeds. they start the day in the 80's. one, that's ridiculous, two it is a record. 77 is the previous record maximum low. well, now it looks like we are establishing 83. it still could go down to 82. we're starting out ridiculously warm here. 85 at the inner harbor. humidity up, barometer down. all you can pray for is a bit of a breeze. a look at the numbers today. 90-plus days. april 2, 16 in june, 16 in july. we have 379 other-plus days. that's a new record for so early in the season. so we'll see what happens here as we go through august. 100 plus days so far we have had 5. two in june, three in jewel. it looks like we'll add another today. so call kinds of records falling here. readings around the area, 812 at annapolis. starting out warm at 83. parkt
maryland." >> the first one is about controlling your temper. most people that start out, including myself, have issues with avenuer and how deal with that? >> but that's not all the iron man has up his sleeve. for months rumors have swirled about him taking apparition in the front office. he says fans think it's a no- brainer but it's not that simple. >> i'm having wonderful talks with mr. answer lows. i started thinking if i do come back the timing would be back in a couple years. the urgency of things that went wrong this year, start of the season, has kind of kicked that forward and -- >> when he retired he made a commitment to be there for his kids until they graduated high school. his daughter is in college but his son still has two years to go yet. >> well on the weather front kelly, what a fantastic looking day out there, this evening so pleasant, humidity low. i mean i heat to use this word, a little chilly perhaps by daybreak. take a look at some of the numbers right now. the outlying suburbs in the 60, 63 from frederick. take a look at york pa at 56 degrees right now. man that's
value on the lower eastern shore. heat advisory for the entire state except for far western maryland. a heat advisory here that may be upgraded to a heat warning tomorrow. maryland's most powerful radar all clear. the big theme is this -- the heat. searing heat. very hot through the evening and looking at temperatures up into the triple-digits tomorrow. heat index very, very high tomorrow. we'll talk about the dangerous heat over the weekend and when we get a relief from it all coming up. kelly. >> thanks, wyatt. >>> and three more marylanders have died as a result of the heat bringing the total this year up to 16. the victims all had underlying conditions, heart disease, high blood pressure or both and putting them at risk. one of the deaths was of a baltimore resident. >> it's critically important for people to keep themselves hydrated, drink plenty of water, and not nonalcoholic drinks. important to stay out of the heat if at all possible. >> now when it gets hot it's very important to make sure we check on our neighbors. especially the elderly who may not have air-conditioning. >
from getting pregnant. >> i think they should swap them for a couple of maryland terrapins. >>> everybody is in a weekend holiday mood. we have the weather to go with it. we have been basking in the flower of this low humidity with a bright blue sky and sparkling sunshine. today, no different. there is the theme overlooking northwest washington in the foreground from our sky watcher camera, about 300 feet up. we can see downtown that's going to be the scene of the big parades and fireworks display. it's under 75 at national airport where the precipitation so far this year is running almost six inches below average. don't the area lawns show it. everything is looking parched. in prince george's county, mid-70s. it has mihit the mid to upper 7. right near the chesapeake bay, the beautiful waters of the bay, a bit of a chop on the bay. annapolis, 72. the bay water temperatures are near 80. it it quite warm. great for activity on the bay this week conditioned as well as the atlantic beaches from lewis, delaware, down to ocean city. terrific weather for the beaches. look at the
's office comes to a head on maryland's eastern shore. governor martin o'malley and its republican challenger, robert eric -- robert ehrlich, tried to win over the annual clam bake at somerset county. adam may is there. he reports from chrisfield. >> reporter: thousands here today. and loads of politicians putting aside the bickering. >> reporter: the crab and clam bake is a lot more than just great food. >> what does it mean to the people who come here. >> it's a big deal. it frankly, should be a state holiday. because everybody is down here. >> crabs or clams? >> i'm looking for crabs. >> reporter: governor o'malley finds himself among mobs of eastern shore supporters. >> coming here to the annual seafood festival is one of the rights of summer. it's great. to be able to be here with the lieutenant governor and so many friends. and we're excited about this campaign. >> reporter: one of the interesting things about this event is how the crowd kind of breaks into groups of caucuses. up here, another republican challenger for governor. and back here, the front runner in the race, bo
, maryland. >> we have live team coverage on this emergency tonight. pat collins is looking at the situation. >> and now live in more on what happened in potomac. >> reporter: we are in the 8300 block -- [ muted ]. >> this was the scene along river road. >> river road, that type, did not have fiberoptic technology in it. this one does. >> reporter: this is actually an effort to avoid a break here at wssc, or more accurately curtis cummings. fiberoptic cables monitoring cables. >> this fiberoptic cable can listen, if you will, to the wires breaking, send us a signal. once we hit a certain threshold we know that the integrity is possibly being compromised. >> reporter: back in 2007, the water authority install this fiberoptic technology in some 35 miles of water mains throughout the distribution system. it allows them to hone in on a potential problem to within a 16-inch section of pipe. >> we are able to take a proactive repair in this case. >> reporter: they'll still have to shut off the water. hence the call for users to reduce consumption. if it can be reduced by one-third, there should be
three suspects are held without bail. >> a maryland troopers is facing child pornography charges. barry simms is a life outside baltimore county police headquarters with more. >> when they ask to the state trooper if they knew why he searched his home and he said, "because of the computer." now he is charged with strobe pornography. the -- with a child pornography. the on-line searches triggered the investigation. in may, they went to his home. the front door still bears the marks where police force it open. no one responded when we try to contact bruce allen tucker. he is charged with possession and distribution of child for receiving a >> there is no indication at this time that he was involved in the taking of pictures or that he was actually depicted in any of the images with these children. >> police arrested tucker friday. on a laptop in his home, they found more than three house and images of children engage in sexual acts, tied up or partially nude. they range from two years of age up to 14 years old. >> he caught not -- he could not offer any real reason. he basically told the
of maryland and into the mountains. highs into the low 90s. lower humidity for the day tomorrow and more humid again friday and saturday. the hot weather continues into the first part of the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> we're doing pretty well, the drive along 290 northbound, all travel lanes are open, no hangup theres. just watch for the construction barrels. over to ox enhill, maryland and look on the beltway, inner loop is okay, outer loop from 210 to saint barnabus road, heads-up. they should be picking that up about any time. >>> police are trying to figure out who killed a well known art terrori ist from montgomery county and dumped her body. she was restoring paintings for heads of state and famous hollywood celebrities. on monday her family reported her missing after she didn't return to her rockville home. later police found her body wrapped in a blanket in the alley. police did find tire tracks near the scene. a male suspect is being questioned by police. he has not been charged. >> at this point detectives believe they have the suspect in custody responsible for this death.
is a racketeering enterprise, operating here in maryland throughout the state. >>> new charges, filed against more than a dozen members of the bgf gang. >>> i'm jessica kartalija in baltimore city. that story next on wjz. >>> optimism for the bay's oysters. new findings about the bay's health. >>> and record-setting heat. 105 degrees today. wham about tomorrow? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,, if i were a customer, i'd like nonstop travel because it's quicker. because it's convenient. it's just the best way to go. keeps the cost down. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop out of bwi airport. it means more time doing the things i want to do. it's easy. it's hassle-free. there's no headaches. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop to milwaukee for just $69 one-way. i like nonstop travel because... you don't got any more stuff. [ laughter ] [ ding ] >>> just hours ago. federal racketeering charges. a gang known for committing crimes throughout maryland. jessica kartalija reports, a corrections officer is also charged with helping the gang sneak contraba
morning in a row, western maryland, west virginia. eastern shore, upper 50s and right at the atlantic beaches, it's a cool morning but a terrific day under way with a clear sky. we'll have lots of sunshine, we certainly do need pran. it does not appear we're going to have any chance of rain all the way into next week as this enormous area of high pressure will give us plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow. the low humidity will be in place through sunday and heating trend as we get into the weekend. highs today low 80s, mid-90s on the fourth of july. getting humid next week. >>> as we get under way, hard to tell from this picture, authorities were responding to an accident on the beltway inner loop. we'll look around and see what we can see. elsewhere over on the beltway, prince george's county on the inner loop and outer loop, they are still picking up the overnight road work. we're doing pretty well as friday morning gets under way. >> we are following a breaking story out of center vil, virginia, a fire ungulfed a house. look at this house. flames can be seen shooting through the r
pleasant backup friday, saturday, and sunday. maryland's most powerful radar, we are currently dry. a quiet weather pattern dropped us to 67 here in baltimore. 64 in easten, and a look up to our north, yorkpa at 59. i didn't think i would ever see that number again. wow. looking at temperatures up near 90 this afternoon for our 2- degree guarantee. we should stay dry. it's 6:30, let's see what is happening on the roads. >> we are fairly quiet traffic wise as you head out towards those big interstate, 695, 95, vw parkway, all checking in without any problems. as we look at our cameras, traffic moving very nicely. starting to build in some spots. that's the outer loop. still moving just a little bit sluggish, but you aren't going to encounter too many issues. same thing, usual amount of minor delays as you approach i- 70. looking good as you head towards the 83. as we peek right now at our maps, we are working one crash this morning on route 50 eastbound, getting on that ramp. also on richy highway and moore road, that's down in arnold. the right lane and shoulder are blocked in both directi
news. >>> giving maryland's best breathing room that's as we continue. >>> attempted carjacking caught on tape. they need to find the victim. we'll explain. >>> serial killer suspect. latest on a murderer who targets mothers and daughters in maryland. we continue with vic after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 4:30 and sunny. and thanks for staying with us. and police identify a serial killer. he is responsible for mother- daughter murders in prince george's county. whit johnson reports for wjz news. >> reporter: place say that jason thomas scott is a serial kill weir the blood of five women on his hands. on tuesday the former ups worker was indicted in the murders of two of the women. >> we'll seek life without parole. >> reporter: he murdered a 42- year-old delores dewit and her daughter ebony. their bodies were found in a stolen car after it had been set on fire. scott is the prime suspect in three other prince george's county maryland murders including karen and her daughter who were found shot to death in their home in january of last year. and in 2008. another woman was gun
. around the eastern shore it's in the mid-70s mountains of of western maryland, mid-60s this morning. over the past 12 hours, we had the showers passing mainly to the south of washington and those are pulling away. there are still a few lingering showers in northeastern maryland moving to the east. we have another disturbance approaching us later today that may bring us late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. before that it should be partly cloudy with highs reaching the mid-90s today. remaining steamy tonight and tomorrow. during the day on wednesday, morning lows mid-70s afternoons again into the mid to low 90s. then lower humidity ought move am briefly. highs in the mid-90s both days. >> it's looking pretty good as we get going here. along the 95 corridor, right now fredericksburg all the way up to the beltway and 395, should find all lanes open. let's head to the american legion bridge. authorities are dealing with an accident on the outer loop. single car accident. somebody smacked into the jersey wall. fire and rescue crews are on the scene. volume is so light it's not creati
. >> she is well known in business circles and within the republican party here in maryland. political analysts call her a safe but solid choice. following enthusiastic chance, -- chants -- >> of the problems can only be fixed with new ideas and leadership. not name-calling or cynicism or fear. at that is not what moves us forward. >> she serves as the director of special projects at the u.s. chamber of commerce. she worked as a prosecutor in montgomery county and has been the maryland secretary of state. he describes his choice of running mate as the first person he trusts that shares his vision. >> she has been a member of my cabinet, a prosecutor, business advocate, she said -- she has great leadership skills. she is somebody i trust. >> some question whether her husband carries too much baggage. he had headed maryland's gop. he is being sued in court, failed to pay for wages. hebe says there are administrative errors. >> she has never held elected office, she lost a primary race in 2000. she lost a bid for a seat in the house of delegates in annapolis. >> it is a nod the montgomery
. maryland has reported six heat-related deaths. that's the same number maryland had all last year. three deaths have been reported in virginia from the heat and one in the district. definitely time to stay inside. the key today, if you do have to go outside, you want to wear light-colored clothing and have plenty of water with you. otherwise you're going to feel faint. it is extremely hot, unbearable if you're watching this on tv and you're in air conditioning, you're in the best spot in the house. >> good advice. thanks, jane. >>> mandatory water restrictions are in place for people in montgomery or prince george's county. the good news is relief is on the way. they have fixed the cracked water main but the work isn't finished yet. our reporter has been covering this since the dark of morning and she has the latest from potomac, maryland. >> reporter: the damaged section of pipe could be seen sitting along the side of the road this morning. the new segment is in place and work crews have begun to partially backfill the hole. the repair work should be completed sometime today. but that d
at 6, why whoever is responsible might find it difficult to sell these things in maryland. >> awarding tonight from b.g.e.. customers should brace themselves for some big power bills ahead. they say the extreme heat we had read -- we had during june and this month ricled to extremely h power usage. some may find usage doubled over the past two months. >> it was a great day on wall street today. stocks surged on strong earnings reports from at&t, caterpillar, microsoft, and other companies. the dow jones closed up 201 points, the s&p finished up 24 points on the day. all the news is not good. recent survey finds that 62% of americans believe the economy has yet to hit bottom. new government figures show the country's economy may be slowing once again. >> at a recent job fair for a south carolina bmw plant, hundreds of hopeful applicants waited in search of work. >> i think job options are still good. everyone is not going to qualify. >> key indicators show the nation's economy is recovering at a slower pace than expected. first-time jobless claims jumped last week to the highest since f
and took a degree from the university of maryland college. some of the time he worked as a package sorter in land over hills where he may have had access to some customer information. court records paint another picture. he was caught in an alleged stolen gun selling ring in 2009 and authorities brought a cascade of charges, including armed robbery, carjacking, burglary, false imprisonment and weapons violations. we also learned today that some of the guns seized in that sting that uncorked this case back in july of 2009, some of those guns have been taken by prince george's county police for ballistics tests, presumably in the mother- daughter murders. we don't know the results of the tests. many of the charges i outlined for you, they have been dropped or were not prosecuted in many cases as prosecutors began to realize that this person was a person of interest in these murders, and they began to realign the prosecution strategy and still seeking indictments. those are not expected until next week. as for the serial killer aspect of it, we know there is one other case in bowie where the
sent smoke high into the air in frederick, maryland, tonight. the flames broke out just after 7:00 in an industrial building near south carroll and old saint streets. fire officials say the building housed a company that was destroyed. nobody was inside. one firefighter had to be treated to be heat stress. it's not clear how it started. >>> bar and restaurant patrons in virginia may get a surprise tomorrow. a new law takes effect allowing customers to carry concealed weapons. jackie bensen reports from alexandria. >> reporter: starting thursday, the person sitting next to you at a virginia bar could be carrying a concealed handgun. that did not seem to bother many of the patrons at pat troy's in old-town alexandria. >> if you're carrying a concealed weapon, that means that you've gone through the proper procedures to get that. and that means that you've been checked for your background, and therefore are an appropriate person to carry that weapon. >> i don't know how i feel about it. but generally speaking, my opinion is pro gun rights. >> reporter: virginians have long been abl
90's's tomorrow. >> beautiful trip in maryland along in4, route 5. nothing on 228. looks good to annapolis on 50. quiet along 270. let's show you the pace approaching hyattstown, that is closest to us. the greenway is open in both directions between reagan national and leesburg. the earlier crash at from dodge ridge is gone. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the washington metro area has the best educated population in the nation. a study by the brookings institute finds 47% of adults in d.c. and its suburbs have a bachelor's degree. that is up from 22% in 1970. if 20% of adults have a graduate or professional degree. >> smarter is a good thing. >>> 5:12, 73 degrees. >>> coming up, apple gets ready to address the iphone reception issues. >>> this could cost $200. >> new calls for the airline industry to come clean about the hidden fees. >>> a revolutionary medical procedure >>> welcome back. in our top stories on this thursday, the oil spill in the gulf is starting to take a toll continually on wildlife. biologists say the oil has killed hundreds of pelicans and other birds on an
. the treiber had to be rescued as water flooded the vehicle. but here in maryland we seem to just keep sweating. a little bit of rain might feel good for us right now but the big question is just how hot is this weekend going to be. wyatt everhart with the forecast. >>> i don't know, for the air temp. this will be the hottest day have the summer but the hottest in terms of what it feels like. a rare excessive heat warning for the baltimore and d.c. area, the rest of maryland under a heat advisory. that's through 10:00 tomorrow night. it starts in earnest at noon tomorrow but look at the heat index. this is what it feels like right now. 102 degrees downtown, still feeling like 104 in cambridge, and 96 tropical degrees in annapolis. the air temp. still above 90 in many spots so we're definitely talking about a very, very hot scenario. we're lucky to get down below 80 in the morning and then we're rapidly going to heat it up. well into the 90s by lunchtime, again in the afternoon 101, again for the baltimore area we're talking about an excessive heat warning. unusual. more for you coming up on wh
, in montgomery county, maryland. >> i heard you got advanced warning in your house? >> reporter: i don't know if this is common or not. but about five minutes before the thing happened, the dog, he went nuts. began whimpering and complaining. not barking. but was very, very upset about something. thought wanted to go outside. we got to the front door and he didn't move. maybe he knew what was coming. >> maybe he did. but in my house, that could mean anything. okay. john donvan, thanks very much. >> glad to hear there were no injuries. >>> now, let's go to matt gutman, in buras, louisiana. has the latest on what's going on in the gulf. good news. promising news. >> reporter: good morning, robin. sealed for now. this is the home run that bp had been hoping for. its first major success. it's not game over yet. this is a temporary fix. we're learning that the pressure readings inside the well are not nearly as high as scientists would like them to be. nearly 18 hours in. and it's holding. this colossal cork called the stacking cap, plugging oil. shooting up with a force of 70 fire hoses. 3 months
, maryland. we also understand that you could feel the earthquake also in parts of maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. now, in 1990 we had a 2.6 earthquake here. that was the previous record. now, we understand this morning there is no damage reported yet, but we hear people saying things like they heard an explosion. they thought it was a plane or a truck. we even had one of our own photographers call in and say that he was shaken out of bed. all his neighbors were flooding to the street this morning. to one had any idea what happened before the news reports started coming out. so, erica, this is a pretty big deal for these parts. the biggest one ever recorded within 30 miles of washington, d.c. >> and a lot of people keep talking about that today. tara mergener in washington, thanks. >>> now the latest on the disaster in the gulf where there is reason for some hope this morning. the oil has finally stopped gushing from that blown out well. but the next 36 hours of testing the new containment cap will tell the entire story. cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella is on the gu
storm bonnie which could reach the siteful oil spill as early as tomorrow. >>> "good morning, maryland." i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. thank you for joining us. it's friday. >>> occasionally we give special shout outs to some of our viewers. a special view their morning, my mom. >> she's watching. >> yes. she'd better be. she said she was getting up early. thanks for joining us. >> and here's your favorite son, justin berk. >> my brother might have to say something about that. >> seriously. don't put me in that fight. >>> we have headline and none are good. it's about the heat. the heat advisory kicks in in baltimore. most of central maryland at noon goes through 9:00. dangerous heat will continue to build through the weekend where it will feel like 100 or hotter. we may get that hot on the actual thermometer. tropical storm bonnie officially named last night and heading into florida today in the gulf oil spill region with its sites on new orleans by the end of the weekend. 91 on the beach at ocean city. they are at 77 now. follow the wake-up window at the bottom of the sc
at the university of maryland are scared. >> everyone i talk to is always looking for jobs. especially now. >> reporter: and looking for the start of a strong recovery with lots of hiring. meanwhile, the touchy political issue of extending unemployment benefits will remain unsettled. at least until senate gets back from its break in ten days. i'm steve handelsman, capitol hill. >>> the next jobs report along with pay roll fell for the first time in six months, sent stocks tumbling and ends a dismal week. it fell about 46 points today to close at 9686. the nasdaq also dropped by about ten points to chose at 2092. the s&p 500 ended about five points lower to close at 10.23. >> sally may is leaving northern virginia. it is the nation's largest student hender. officials in delaware announced today that the outfit sally mae is moving its corporate headquarters from reston, virginia, to newark, del tell. they say they will recommend that they receive a state grant of 3% of the capital investment at the new site with a cap of $3 million. the new headquarters is expected to open in march. >>> when
. not in maryland at this point. we do still have the chance for storms to develop in the next few hours. but hopefully to nothing of yesterday's point. if we could just show the graphic. the heat is still a major factor here. we're at 92 degrees. when you factor in the high humidity, it feels like 108. we will have that forecast for you coming up. >>> baltimore county police arrest a pasadena man for leaving a 5-year-old boy in a locked car. suzanne collins is in the newsroom with more on the suspect and the child's condition. suzanne? >>> mary, 25-year-old hector bedoya hernandez is charged with second-degree child abuse. police were called in sunday morning. a shopper called 911 when she noticed the child inside the locked chevy tahoe. the weather was above 97 degrees. the fire department broke the window and pulled the child out. the child was treated at st. agnes and released to his mother. >> all right, suzanne. thank you. the suspect is out on $25,000 bail. >>> a 5-year-old city boy is recovering today after running into traffic and being hit by a police car. the mark patrol car s
, maryland. police are still investigating this accident. no word on the condition of the two injured passengers. >>> road maintenance over northern virginia has reached a critical point. those are the words of fairfax county officials pushing for more funding from the state. county board chair sent a letter to virginia senator yesterday. he's the majority leader and also a democrat from fairfax county. she said the roads have fallen into disrepair, potholes unfixed. grass unmowed. she said fairfax county will receive less than two grand for secondary road construction over the next two years. >>> metro will fix two broken he le be -- escalatorses. riders have been huffing up and down those 120 steps. the work is a slow process because some parts are no longer availab available. >>> if you're traveling on metro. add extra time. work on the red, yellow and blue lines. new york avenue and brentwood station on the red line. delays between shady grove and twin brook on the blue line delays will be between braddock and van dorn and between brad don't and huntington station on the yellow li
in germantown, maryland actually boy is recovering this morning after he nearly drowned actually lifeguard watched as the boy chaseed a ball into the deep end of the pool. she says at one point he began floating on his stomach. he didn't respond to the lifeguard's whistle so she jumped into water, pulled him out and called the paramedics. >> i put him into the emergency position, tilt the victim's head back and make sure there is nothing obstructing their airway. it is something you have to be constantly vigilant. you're just always ready for a save. >> the cdc says each day, three children in america die from drowning. another four receive emergency care for nonfatal injuries. >>> a local lawyer is helping rescue fishermen from the gulf oil disaster. >> coming up next, his mission to put them back in hair boats. why he says bp is slowing down the process. >>> good morning. after lots of heat and humidity yesterday, conditions today even worse. i'll have the details on the forecast. it gets a little bitter on the five-day. julie wright will be in with a look at your on-time traffic coming
graduated from and worked at the university of maryland. friends say she he can sold at all of -- excelled at all of that. but that wasn't what she loved most. >> family was the center of her life. she loved those two girls. >> reporter: she and her husband adopted the girls. they gave her son a gift that meant more than any other. >> when he was a newborn, she gave me a cotton blanket that belonged to sophie that was something sophie loved a great deal. she came over, gave me sophie's favorite blanket as a gift. and that meant a tremendous amount to me because it was her child's favorite blanket and she gave that to me. >> she was very generous? >> very generous, very kind, and she was a good person. >> very supportive lady. very intelligent. i'll certainly miss her. >> reporter: her 64-year-old mother was with her and was taken to the hospital. her physical condition is improving. of course, emotional recovery for the family will take a very long time. >> our thoughts and prayers are with them tonight. thank you. >>> severe storms c
radius of washington, d.c. the second biggest was a 2.7 back in march of 1993 near columbia, maryland. let's go to the stormscan. you can feel it all the way out to 55 miles, out to front royal. franklin county pennsylvania could feel this. that is the latest on this earthquake. i will have more on the forecast later. >> we will get back to your day job. thank you. residents were left shaken up across the region. we are live in rockville, maryland with reaction from there. >> we were in rockville when the earthquake hit, and we began talking with people right away. we heard all sorts of stories, from people that still slept through it, to some who thought a tornado had struck. from rosslyn, to west virginia, this earthquake has everyone talking. >> the highlight of our day is the weather. we have an earthquake, and not just an earthquake, a three. -some think earthquake. >> i heard a rumble. it started like a big truck was coming by. >> i saw a few pictures not where they were supposed to be. >> this was his first earthquake, sort of. a california earthquake brought him into this worl
showing up in western maryland and up near mineral county, west virginia and southern pa. those are drifting to the east. right now it's a steamy morning, 81 in washington, near 80 in prince george's county, mid and upper 70s, arlington and fairfax and generally in the 70s around the entire region from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches on this thursday morning. the main front that could be giving us strong storms later today is out in the ohio valley this morning. and that front h begin to move our way here later today. perhaps around noon time we could have our first thundershower moving in in the viewing area just to our west of the metro region and then by the middle of the afternoon, right around the metro areas, we could have some of those storms coming through 2:00 p.m. to maybe as late as 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. and some individual storms unfortunately could produce some damaging winds. highs before the storms arrive into the low and mid-90s. then lower humidity moving in tonight as we clear out and it will be in place friday and saturday. more storms possible s
on the map. mid-60s from frederick, maryland, to leesburg, virginia. 62 in winchester. as we widen out the view, along the eastern seaboard, a pocket of absolutely cooler air far western maryland, the change in dewpoints is the measure of moisture in the atmosphere, a little bit of a drying trend. as a result, with high pressure in charge, a west to northwesterly wind will mix out more and more of the humidity. a beauty of a sunday coming up today. lots of sunshine. a somewhat stormier weather pattern coming our way into the week. that's good news. we still need the rainfall around here. for today, bright sunshine with high pressure in charge. that area of high pressure slides off the eastern seaboard overnight tonight and into the day tomorrow. it opens up the flood gates to atlantic and gulf moisture. as a result as we get through the course of the day on monday, a slight chance for a shower late in the damon, especially monday night. but i think tuesday will be our busier day. main area of risk for severe weather. it moves towards us for tuesday. so your forecast on a beautiful sund
and traffic charges in maryland. he was sentenced to eight months of electronic monitoring and two years of unsupervised probation. a dash cam video was showing the nba star being pulled over for speeding. he was apparently something of a rolling armory. he was carrying two loaded hand guns, a loaded shotgun and a knife. >>> this morning a mother hopes someone will come forward with information on the murder of her daughter of the vanessa pham was killed more than two weeks ago. darcy spencer talked with her mother and lead agency handling the investigation. >> i feel angry. >> reporter: the mother of vanessa pham, the 19-year-old fashion design student at the center of a murder mystery that is baffling detectives. >> i cry all the time. >> reporter: pham was found dead in her car june 27th. her toyota scion was captured on video minutes before she was found dead. the clues have not been enough to catch a killer. >> the detectives here and supervisors are phenomenal, the amount of extra hours and time. >> reporter: in a rare interview, major shawn barrett appealed to the public to help s
now in the mid-60s. weather watchers reporting southern maryland right near the bay it's near 70, but away from the waters, it's down in the 60s, even 50s in a few location. out in the mountain, it's dipped into the 40s this morning in many locations of western maryland into west a have a. and as we get through the day, we will have this high pressure in place giving us plenty of sunshine. tus a weak disturbance coming through. midday good may give us a few clouds. but lots of sunshine. tomorrow bright and sunny, low humidity still in place. afternoon highs into the low 80s. and still a comfortably dry on saturday with bright sunshine, great beach and pool weather, into the mid eight. and then the heat will begin to build as we get into the fourth of july. sunday a little more humid h, but still not oppressive. still hooking like good weather for the fireworks displays on sunday evening. now let's check traffic for this h thursday morning. jerry, how is it look something. >> off to a quiet start so far and that is very good news. live pictures of 395 northbound with no worries ge
drought, mainly maryland. a good chance of rain today. as the cold front pushes slowly to the east, saturday looks pretty damp. sunday looks sunny. partly cloudy today with a few isolated thundershowers later today. more on that weekend straight ahead. >>> thrilling ride around town. no problems on the beltway or interstate. let's look at route 4 and route 5, 228, 210 all good into oxon hill, love the chip to annapolis. baltimore washington parkway looks clean. no issues according to metrorail. everything is on time. driving through virginia, 66, 95, 395 moving at speed. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 12 of the 100 railcars metropolitan of service are back on the tracks. it moved to the cars -- rumbled to the cars because of concerns the doors could open while in motion. six cars are being checked and returned to service today. the job should be complete by the end of the month. >>> even g4 degrees in rosslyn. >>> we will tell you about the latest trend for vending machines that is for adults only. we'll have details. >>> they are taking history and saying it does not matter. >> e
to newschopper 7 flying over 29 in maryland at lockwood drive. we still have police direction due to a traffic signal out. montgomery county is getting back to normal service for the most part. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:12, 75 degrees. when we continue, a passionate plea from the mother of a missing oregon boy. investigators are focusing their attention on the stepmother. >>> what is making headlines around the region as well. ♪ storyteller: the itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. down came the rain and clogged the gutter system creating a leak in the roof. luckily, the spider recently had geico help him with homeowners insurance. water completely destroyed his swedish foam mattress. he got full replacement. and now owns the sleep number bed. his sleep number is 25. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. >>> it could be friday before all of the power outages in our area are restored. crews have been working around the clock since the recent storm to try to restore electricity to everyone. pepco has 45,000 outages still in d.c. and montgomery and pr
visibility. look at the morning temperatures. in western maryland, it was in the low-40's. cumberland was 46 degrees. all of that will be changing. here are the averages. july is usually our hottest month of the year. by the middle of july, temperatures are on average around 89 degrees. i am forecasting though that on monday it could be 97 degrees. there will be great weather for the fireworks, but it will be a sizzling hot day on sunday. it will be in the upper-80's with heat and humidity. i will give you more details later in the program. >> hundreds of thousands of people will be feeling the heat, crowding the national mall for the holiday. preparations are underway to get ready for the massive crowd. we are live with details. >> it is one of the busiest fireworks -- one of the biggest fireworks displays and the country. here and the national mall they have been busy, and tourists say they are excited about the big show. the portable bathrooms are in place, but all of the preparation makes some people hesitant. >> i think it is going to be really crowded on sunday. there will be a lot of
is relief. the weather is definitely relative. as we check out maryland's most powerful doppler radar, things are not looking too bad, if you like the dry weather. if you don't like the dry weather we're not going to see it any time soon but we're going to need rain. glen burnie 72 degrees now. and we're just going to get hotter from there. hot, hot. that's scary, that red means it's really going to be hot outside. 95 degrees by lunchtime. afternoon 100. check out the evening, that really gets me, we're only going to cool down two degrees. >>> let's check the roads with kim. >> fortunately traffic looking a lot better than the weather this morning. because of the holiday. not a lot of people on the roadways. don't expect to see a regular rush hour. traffic is lighter than normal as we peek around the area now. traffic moving really well, hardly anybody out there. this is 82 just north of the beltway -- 83, moving nicely from mount carmel road to the beltway. beltway, northwest side at old court road, flowing freely on both loops. no problems across 50 headed to the tolls and making y
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